Yeah, I saw the info about the badge which is part of what tipped me off to Stephen's odd results (one of his badges shows dramatically different upload/download results). I did realize that his comment wasn't about using a server, just about the DC SpeedWave. But I'm still confused as to why his results vary so dramatically, and I'm guessing that the results are tied to the account you're logged-in to, not the or computer or even location. Hence my original theory that one could e.g. log in to a remote server at a large data center and run the speed test while logged-in and get some insane server-to-server results just skewing everything, heh. Of course maybe this is all just sour grapes since I lost 1st place.
wr975: Awesome! I really wish we had more high-speed symmetric options in the US.